Kids With Special Needs Get (Gasp!) Bullied

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Brace yourselves for a shocker. Kids with special needs -- who struggle with medical, emotional or emotional issues -- tend to have more problems in school and are bullied more often than other kids.
Researchers point out obvious, but also call for communities to help kids.

Preventing Bullying: When Does It Start?

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"Mommy!" My 5-year-old tugged at my sleeve. "Are those 'The Bullies!?'" He motioned toward a group of teens in front of the high school.
"Those are just teenagers," I said. "What makes you think they are bullies...
School is right around the corner and it's time to start thinking about ways to prevent bullying.

A Fourth of Parents Say Their Kids Have Encountered Cyberbullying

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Teenagers call it "trolling."
They're not talking about catching fish from a moving boat. As prone to abusing the English language as they are each other, that's the new slang term for what adults call cyberbull...
Middle school students are the most likely to be victims of cyberbullying, a survey finds.

Girl, 12, Gets Suspended Sentence for Cyberstalking

Girls, 11 and 12, posted sexually explicit photos of a classmate on Facebook. Credit: AP Think your child is too young to be wrapped up in a cyberstalking case? A 12-year-old received a six-month suspended sentence for committing the c...Girls, 11 and 12, posted sexually explicit photos of a classmate on Facebook.

Teen Victim of Brutal Beating Lives to Talk Forgiveness

On June 20, 18-year-old Carter Strange hurried home to make his curfew. Little did he know, his race against the clock soon would be the least of his worries. As Strange headed toward his house in Columbia, S.C., a group of eight teens, rangin...The 18-year-old was walking to home to make his curfew when he was attacked.

Dress Blues: Gay Moms Learn a Lesson On Gender Norms

"You have got to support me on this one," Em* told me in no uncertain terms. "She has to wear the dress." Em doesn't put her foot down very often, so when she tells me something is important to her, I listen. Problem was, my other easy-going girl ...Sometimes a dress is not just a dress.

Help, My Daughter is Being Cyber-bullied, from Dr. Phil

Dr. Phil reveals the best plan of action for dealing with cyber-bullies.
Also, don't miss from Dr. Phil on MarloThomas: My Kids Are Asking for Everything, from Dr. Phil Dr. Phil offers his expert advice to overwhelmed parents. How to Nav...
Dr. Phil reveals the best plan of action for dealing with cyber-bullies.

Bullies Grow up to be Abusive Husbands and Boyfriends, Study Finds

Guys who were bullies when they were kids are dramatically more likely to abuse their wives and girlfriends as adults. Credit: Getty Images Your dinner date laughs as he reminisces about the time he stuffed the president of the chess cl...Once a bully, always a bully, say researchers.

Dr. Phil on Mondays with Marlo

Psychologist and hit talk show host Dr. Phil stopped by to chat with Marlo Thomas about relationships, bullying, parenting, and more!
Psychologist and hit talk show host Dr. Phil stopped by to chat with me about relationships, bullying, parenting, and more!

Bullies Apparently Have Trouble Sleeping at Night

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You have to wonder how school bullies sleep at night.
Actually (heh heh), they don't. Researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School say bullies are twice as likely to hav...
Are kids bullies because they're tired? Or are they tired because they're bullies?

Old Navy Markets Gay Pride Shirts to Fight Bullying

To combat anti-gay bullying, Old Navy is selling rainbow-colored T-shirts with 10 percent of profits going to the It Gets Better Project. Credit: Getty Images
Gay pride has gone mainstream -- and at Old Navy, no less.
You probably c...
Store to donate 10 percent of proceeds to It Gets Better Project.

Grade School's Gender Diversity Program Riles Conservatives

Learning about transgendered clownfish in school? What would Nemo say? Credit: Getty Images Children at Redwood Heights Elementary School in Oakland, Calif., learn about lesbian lizards and transgendered clownfish. Judge not, they ar...Children learn there are many ways to be male and female.

Free to Be ... Not Anymore

Watch a video on how to prevent bullying!
According to current statistics, one out of every four teenagers across America is bullied in their neighborhoods and schools. Credit: Getty Images Just how many dead teenagers, driven to end...
Marlo Thomas sends a message to parents reminding them of a time when just being a kid was good enough.

Anonymous Assaults: One Family's Battle With Tween Social Networking Site Formspring

Formspring is a comment-and-reply social networking site that lets kids post their deepest, darkest opinions completely anonymously. Credit: MTC What's one of the most important things to a typical tween or teen girl? Her friends, of c...Cyber-bullying takes on a vicious twist with anonymous posts.

It's Time to Start a 'No Mean Girls' Coalition

When I was in high school, I definitely was not considered one of the "cool" girls. Apparently, if your senior year resume includes show choir and the drug-free squad, you're on the OK to Ignore and Even Jeer At If Necessary list. I wasn't bullied...Is it really an inevitable part of our nature to gather in cliques and be spiteful to each other?


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